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Take a Read and Learn Something New

Posted by Boxlight on Dec 31, 2020 8:30:00 AM

We’ve had quite THE year! As we end 2020, we’re sharing our most popular blog posts of 2020. Enjoy a few with a hot cup of tea and read what has caught the interest of educators and education leaders.

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Topics: ed tech

Bricks & Clicks, and Ed Tech - What About My Flat Panel?

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Jul 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Do a quick search of the internet, and you are sure to find a variety of articles on using an interactive flat panel to boost student engagement. Really, flat panels are geared towards educators – large screen with touch technology that begs for interactivity to showcase its features. Most ‘Top 10 Teacher Tips’ will include increase classroom collaboration, take a virtual fieldtrip, prepare for assessments, and gamify for learning new concepts. But when schools closed in the spring, this awesome tech sat lonely in many classrooms. With the debate still going about the learning environment for the new school year (as of this writing, many districts have opted to start with remote learning), educators may ask, “But what about my flat panel?”

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Topics: distance teaching, ed tech, blended learning, interactive flat panel display

5 Blended Learning Models to Consider Next Year

Posted by Melizza Rios on Jun 16, 2020 8:30:00 AM

It’s doubtful that you haven’t already heard of the concept of blended learning, or possibly have already implemented a blended learning model. But, just in case, this approach combines face-to-face learning with online learning experiences. Basically, blended learning changes what has been traditionally ‘front-of-class’ style of lesson delivery to incorporating digital tools and features to create a more interactive and engaging experience. Blended learning used to be a novel idea that some teachers saw as an innovative opportunity to explore, but it has become more necessary as learners – digital natives – spend more time creating and viewing content on web-enabled devices (think Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok).

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Topics: ed tech, education, blended learning, flipped classroom, virtual classroom, online learning

Using Microsoft Teams for Class Collaboration

Posted by Melizza Rios on May 26, 2020 11:15:00 AM

As we have all learned recently, not only can teachers adapt well to change, but they can do it quickly! Having been accustomed to in-person interaction — roaming a classroom to check ongoing progress, meeting with small groups at the “round table” for personalised instruction, and generally just being able to be with their students -- shifting to a remote, distance teaching environment has been a challenge. Yet, millions of teachers have done so with an enthusiasm and grace that is astounding and admirable.

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Topics: microsoft 365 for education, distance learning, microsoft teams, distance teaching, teacher tips, ed tech, student learning

Assessment Tips for Distance Teaching

Posted by Melizza Rios on May 18, 2020 7:14:49 PM

Assessment isn’t a new idea or one limited to teaching. We assess daily – What is it that I like about this television programme and should I watch it again? What criteria will I look for in my next sofa purchase? What is my diet goal and how will I check my progress in meeting that goal? Learners of all ages are regularly assessing things like clothes, games, movies, even social media platforms according to a set of criteria.

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Topics: assessment, distance learning, distance teaching, teacher tips, ed tech, education

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